Well, I finally decided to try to free range some of my chickens. I chose 8 White Leghorns. I started this on Tuesday after eggs were laid. They did very well. We have quite a bit of land here so they have lots of room to roam and roam they did. By yesterday we decided to leave for a few hours and go scootering, but I was concerned about leaving them out while I was gone for fear the outdoor cats or the neighbors dog would get them. Anyway, we went and left them out. We got back quite a few hours later, parked our scooters in the garage and walked out. All the sudden 8 white chickens come flyingout of the woods toward us, along with about 12 cats and the neighbors dog. Just to greet us I guess. It was very cute and for me quite touching. I doubt the cats will harm them since today when I looked out they were ALL eating cat food.......cats and Chickens!!! What a combination Ah.......Life is Good.